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71 Bible Verses about Loss

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Job 1:15

the Sabeans swooped down and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

Genesis 31:39

I did not bring you any of the flock torn by wild beasts; I myself bore the loss. You demanded payment from me for what was stolen by day or by night.

Exodus 21:33-34

“When a man uncovers a pit or digs a pit, and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, the owner of the pit must give compensation; he must pay money to its owner, but the dead animal will become his.

Exodus 22:15

If its owner is there with it, the man does not have to make restitution. If it was rented, the loss is covered by its rental price.

2 Kings 6:5

As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water, and he cried out, “Oh, my master, it was borrowed!”

Job 1:16

He was still speaking when another messenger came and reported: “A lightning storm struck from heaven. It burned up the sheep and the servants and devoured them, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

Acts 27:10

and told them, “Men, I can see that this voyage is headed toward damage and heavy loss, not only of the cargo and the ship but also of our lives.”

Proverbs 6:10-11

A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest, and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.

Proverbs 24:33-34

a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest, and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.

Luke 15:13

Not many days later, the younger son gathered together all he had and traveled to a distant country, where he squandered his estate in foolish living.

Jeremiah 17:4

You will, on your own, relinquish your inheritance
that I gave you.
I will make you serve your enemies
in a land you do not know,
for you have set My anger on fire;
it will burn forever.

Malachi 1:4

Though Edom says: “We have been devastated, but we will rebuild the ruins,” the Lord of Hosts says this: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called a wicked country and the people the Lord has cursed forever.

Genesis 23:2

Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

Genesis 50:3

They took 40 days to complete this, for embalming takes that long, and the Egyptians mourned for him 70 days.

Numbers 20:29

When the whole community saw that Aaron had passed away, the entire house of Israel mourned for him 30 days.

Deuteronomy 34:8

The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab 30 days. Then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.

Ruth 1:21

I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has pronounced judgment on me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”

2 Samuel 12:18-23

On the seventh day the baby died. But David’s servants were afraid to tell him the baby was dead. They said, “Look, while the baby was alive, we spoke to him, and he wouldn’t listen to us. So how can we tell him the baby is dead? He may do something desperate.” When David saw that his servants were whispering to each other, he guessed that the baby was dead. So he asked his servants, “Is the baby dead?”“He is dead,” they replied. Then David got up from the ground. He washed, anointed himself, changed his clothes, went to the Lord’s house, and worshiped. Then he went home and requested something to eat. So they served him food, and he ate.read more.
His servants asked him, “What did you just do? While the baby was alive, you fasted and wept, but when he died, you got up and ate food.” He answered, “While the baby was alive, I fasted and wept because I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let him live.’ But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I’ll go to him, but he will never return to me.”

2 Kings 4:18-21

The child grew and one day went out to his father and the harvesters. Suddenly he complained to his father, “My head! My head!”His father told his servant, “Carry him to his mother.” So he picked him up and took him to his mother. The child sat on her lap until noon and then died. read more.
Then she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut him in, and left.

Ezekiel 24:15-18

Then the word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you with a fatal blow. But you must not lament or weep or let your tears flow. Groan quietly; do not observe mourning rites for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache or eat the bread of mourners.”read more.
I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded.

Luke 7:11-13

Soon afterward He was on His way to a town called Nain. His disciples and a large crowd were traveling with Him. Just as He neared the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was also with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said, “Don’t cry.”

2 Samuel 1:12

They mourned, wept, and fasted until the evening for those who died by the sword—for Saul, his son Jonathan, the Lord’s people, and the house of Israel.

Job 1:18-19

He was still speaking when another messenger came and reported: “Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house. Suddenly a powerful wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people so that they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

Isaiah 47:8-9

“So now hear this, lover of luxury,
who sits securely,
who says to herself,
‘I exist, and there is no one else.
I will never be a widow
or know the loss of children.’ These two things will happen to you
suddenly, in one day:
loss of children and widowhood.
They will happen to you in their entirety,
in spite of your many sorceries
and the potency of your spells.

Job 19:13-22

He has removed my brothers from me;
my acquaintances have abandoned me. My relatives stop coming by,
and my close friends have forgotten me. My house guests and female servants regard me as a stranger;
I am a foreigner in their sight.read more.
I call for my servant, but he does not answer,
even if I beg him with my own mouth. My breath is offensive to my wife,
and my own family finds me repulsive. Even young boys scorn me.
When I stand up, they mock me. All of my best friends despise me,
and those I love have turned against me. My skin and my flesh cling to my bones;
I have escaped by the skin of my teeth. Have mercy on me, my friends, have mercy,
for God’s hand has struck me. Why do you persecute me as God does?
Will you never get enough of my flesh?

Psalm 31:11-12

I am ridiculed by all my adversaries
and even by my neighbors.
I am dreaded by my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street run from me. I am forgotten: gone from memory
like a dead person—like broken pottery.

1 Corinthians 7:10-15

I command the married—not I, but the Lord—a wife is not to leave her husband. But if she does leave, she must remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband—and a husband is not to leave his wife. But I (not the Lord) say to the rest: If any brother has an unbelieving wife and she is willing to live with him, he must not leave her. read more.
Also, if any woman has an unbelieving husband and he is willing to live with her, she must not leave her husband. For the unbelieving husband is set apart for God by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is set apart for God by the husband. Otherwise your children would be corrupt, but now they are set apart for God. But if the unbeliever leaves, let him leave. A brother or a sister is not bound in such cases. God has called you to live in peace.

Genesis 14:11-12

The four kings took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food and went on. They also took Abram’s nephew Lot and his possessions, for he was living in Sodom, and they went on.

1 Samuel 4:17

The messenger answered, “Israel has fled from the Philistines, and also there was a great slaughter among the people. Your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are both dead, and the ark of God has been captured.”

1 Samuel 23:5

Then David and his men went to Keilah, fought against the Philistines, drove their livestock away, and inflicted heavy losses on them. So David rescued the inhabitants of Keilah.

1 Samuel 30:1-2

David and his men arrived in Ziklag on the third day. The Amalekites had raided the Negev and attacked and burned down Ziklag. They also had kidnapped the women and everyone in it from the youngest to the oldest. They had killed no one but had carried them off as they went on their way.

1 Kings 20:21

Then the king of Israel marched out and attacked the cavalry and the chariots. He inflicted a great slaughter on Aram.

2 Chronicles 13:17

Then Abijah and his people struck them with a mighty blow, and 500,000 choice men of Israel were killed.

2 Chronicles 36:17-20

So He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their choice young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary. He had no pity on young men or young women, elderly or aged; He handed them all over to him. He took everything to Babylon—all the articles of God’s temple, large and small, the treasures of the Lord’s temple, and the treasures of the king and his officials. Then the Chaldeans burned God’s temple. They tore down Jerusalem’s wall, burned down all its palaces, and destroyed all its valuable articles.read more.
He deported those who escaped from the sword to Babylon, and they became servants to him and his sons until the rise of the Persian kingdom.

Luke 21:24

They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive into all the nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentilesuntil the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Psalm 31:9-10

Be gracious to me, Lord,
because I am in distress;
my eyes are worn out from angry sorrow—
my whole being as well. Indeed, my life is consumed with grief
and my years with groaning;
my strength has failed
because of my sinfulness,
and my bones waste away.

Psalm 32:3-4

When I kept silent, my bones became brittle
from my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was drained
as in the summer’s heat.Selah

Psalm 102:3-5

For my days vanish like smoke,
and my bones burn like a furnace. My heart is afflicted, withered like grass;
I even forget to eat my food. Because of the sound of my groaning,
my flesh sticks to my bones.

2 Corinthians 6:8

through glory and dishonor,
through slander and good report;
as deceivers yet true;

Job 30:15

Terrors are turned loose against me;
they chase my dignity away like the wind,
and my prosperity has passed by like a cloud.

Daniel 4:31

While the words were still in the king’s mouth, a voice came from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared that the kingdom has departed from you.

Daniel 7:26

But the court will convene, and his dominion will be taken away, to be completely destroyed forever.

Luke 16:1-3

He also said to the disciples: “There was a rich man who received an accusation that his manager was squandering his possessions. So he called the manager in and asked, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you can no longer be my manager.’ “Then the manager said to himself, ‘What should I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I’m not strong enough to dig; I’m ashamed to beg.

Exodus 21:19

if he can later get up and walk around outside leaning on his staff, then the one who struck him will be exempt from punishment. Nevertheless, he must pay for his lost work time and provide for his complete recovery.

Acts 27:9

By now much time had passed, and the voyage was already dangerous. Since the Fast was already over, Paul gave his advice

Proverbs 6:12-15

A worthless person, a wicked man
goes around speaking dishonestly, winking his eyes, signaling with his feet,
and gesturing with his fingers. He always plots evil with perversity in his heart—
he stirs up trouble.read more.
Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly;
he will be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10

taking vengeance with flaming fire on those who don’t know God and on those who don’t obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction from the Lord’s presence and from His glorious strength in that day when He comes to be glorified by His saints and to be admired by all those who have believed, because our testimony among you was believed.

Luke 12:20-21

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’ “That’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

Hebrews 12:16-17

And make sure that there isn’t any immoral or irreverent person like Esau, who sold his birthright in exchange for one meal. For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he didn’t find any opportunity for repentance, though he sought it with tears.

Matthew 7:26-27

But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!”

Luke 6:49

But the one who hears and does not act is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The river crashed against it, and immediately it collapsed. And the destruction of that house was great!”

Jeremiah 50:6

My people are lost sheep;
their shepherds have led them astray,
guiding them the wrong way in the mountains.
They have wandered from mountain to hill;
they have forgotten their resting place.

Matthew 21:43

Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing its fruit.

Matthew 25:26-30

“But his master replied to him, ‘You evil, lazy slave! If you knew that I reap where I haven’t sown and gather where I haven’t scattered, then you should have deposited my money with the bankers. And when I returned I would have received my money back with interest. “‘So take the talent from him and give it to the one who has 10 talents.read more.
For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have more than enough. But from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. And throw this good-for-nothing slave into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

1 Corinthians 3:12-15

If anyone builds on that foundation with gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay, or straw, each one’s work will become obvious, for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire; the fire will test the quality of each one’s work. If anyone’s work that he has built survives, he will receive a reward. read more.
If anyone’s work is burned up, it will be lost, but he will be saved; yet it will be like an escape through fire.

Hebrews 6:4-6

For it is impossible to renew to repentance those who were once enlightened, who tasted the heavenly gift, became companions with the Holy Spirit, tasted God’s good word and the powers of the coming age, and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt.

Philippians 2:6-11

who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He emptied Himself
by assuming the form of a slave,
taking on the likeness of men.
And when He had come as a man
in His external form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient
to the point of death—
even to death on a cross.read more.
For this reason God highly exalted Him
and gave Him the name
that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus
every knee will bow—
of those who are in heaven and on earth
and under the earth— and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Matthew 16:25

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.

Luke 9:24

For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it.

From Thematic Bible


Loss » Irreparable loss suffered by the impenitent

Hebrews 6:6

and who have fallen away, because, to their own harm, they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt.

Hebrews 12:17

For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he didn’t find any opportunity for repentance, though he sought it with tears.

Mark 3:29

But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”

Loss » Of appetite

1 Samuel 1:7

Whenever she went up to the Lord’s house, her rival taunted her in this way every year. Hannah wept and would not eat.

1 Samuel 28:23

He refused, saying, “I won’t eat,” but when his servants and the woman urged him, he listened to them. He got up off the ground and sat on the bed.

Profit and loss » Loss » The wages of sin do not profit

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God’s sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

2 Peter 2:13

suffering harm as the payment for unrighteousness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, delighting in their deceptions as they feast with you.

Hebrews 2:2

For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment,

Job 15:31

Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray,
for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.

More verses: Job 27:13

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